Ladbrokes Tip: The Thousand Guineas Prelude is the key Thousand Guineas lead-up
The Thousand Guineas is a mile feature held at Caulfield Racecourse in early to mid-October every Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival for three-year-old fillies and is worth a lucrative $1 million in prize money. One of four Group 1 features on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day, the 1600m set weights features was first run in 1946 and from 1988 – 2013 it took place on a Wednesday during the Spring Carnival. It has held elite level status since 1979 and notable Thousand Guineas winners include Wenona Girl (1960), Alinghi (2004), Miss Finland (2006) and Atlantic Jewel (2011).
This year the 2020 Thousand Guineas runs on Saturday October 10, 2020.
2020 Thousand Guineas Results
The official Thousand Guineas 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 10, 2020.
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Thousand Guineas Race Info
- Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: 3YO Fillies at Set Weights
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $1,000,000
- First Run: 1946
Thousand Guineas Betting
Thousand Guineas betting markets open months ahead of the event and offer great value in the all-in odds. Closer to race day once the field is released the markets firm and are usually dominated by fillies that ran top three in the lead-up.
Five of the Thousand Guineas winners from 2012-19 all finished in the money in their final Group start, the latest being Amphitrite (2018) who came off a lead-up victory in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) at Flemington. The favourite saluted in the Thousand Guineas betting seven times from 2006-19 most recently with Flit ($2.35 in 2019) .
2020 Thousand Guineas Odds
The updated Thousand Guineas 2020 betting odds and links to our Group 1 Caulfield racing markets will be available below throughout the season so stay tuned for the best pricing on your Thousand Guineas tips.
Thousand Guineas Tips
Thousand Guineas tips feature the season’s top fillies that have good earlier spring form. The traditional lead-up races into the Group 1 include the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude with the double last achieved by Irish Lights (2009) and the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes that a host of Thousand Guineas winners have come via since 2006 including Amphitrite (2018) who did the double.
Other good Thousand Guineas betting tips include looking for fillies drawn in single-digit barriers with the only fillies to salute from wider than barrier nine being Serious Speed (10 of 14 in 2007) and Amphitrite (15 of 15 in 2018).
2020 Thousand Guineas Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Thousand Guineas 2020 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the fillies to back and sack in the mile showdown this spring.
Thousand Guineas Field
Good lead-up races for fillies heading into the Thousand Guineas field include the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) run at Flemington the Saturday prior, and Sydney’s Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) that Global Glamour (2016) won on way to her Thousand Guineas success.
The Flight Stakes – Thousand Guineas interstate mile double was also recently completed by Guelph (2013).
The Thousand Guineas field attracts a line-up of the season’s best three-year-old fillies each season, the majority of which come off a traditional lead-up run a fortnight earlier in the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m). The Thousand Guineas Prelude – Thousand Guineas double hasn’t been achieved since Irish Lights (2009), but a subsequent three Thousand Guineas winners came off a Prelude run with Amicus (2nd in 2014), Stay With Me (6th in 2015) and Flit (9th in 2019).
2020 Thousand Guineas Final Field
The Thousand Guineas 2020 Final Field and Barriers are set for release at 9:00am (local time) on October 6, 2020 and will be published in full below.
2020 Thousand Guineas Nominations
The early Thousand Guineas 2020 Nominations are taken on August 4, 2020 and are set to attract over 200 fillies. The field is then determined after First & Second Acceptances in September.
2020 Thousand Guineas First Acceptances
The 2020 Thousand Guineas First Acceptances close on September 8, 2020 and will be published in full below as soon as announced.
2020 Thousand Guineas Second Acceptances
The 2020 Thousand Caulfield Guineas Second Acceptances further narrow down the potential line-up and are announced on September 22, 2020.
Thousand Guineas Form Guide
The Thousand Guineas form guide features all the info punters need to place a well-informed wager on the mile showdown including the saddlecloth number, barrier, trainer and jockey of all the fillies in the field.
Looking for a runner drawn between barriers 4 – 6 is a good tip as these gates have produced the most winners in recent years, while just two winners have jumped from double digits in the past decade with Serious Speed (10 in 2007) and Amphitrite (15 in 2018).
Since 2008 five last start winners have gone on to win the Thousand Guineas including Guelph (2013) who took out the Flight Stakes – Thousand Guineas double, subsequently completed by Global Glamour (2016). Before her the last Thousand Guineas champ to come via the other Group 1 was Yosei (2010) who ran sixth in the Flight Stakes before winning the Thousand Guineas as a 10/1 chance.
Thousand Guineas Form Facts
- Serious Speed (2007) was the last winner to jump from a double-digit Thousand Guineas barrier before the success of Amphitrite (2018) from the outside alley (15)
- From 2006 – 2019 seven favourites in Thousand Guineas betting have saluted for the punters
- In that time four Thousand Guineas winners started at double-figures with Yosei ($11 in 2010), Commanding Jewel ($10 in 2012), Aloisia ($14 in 2017) and Amphitrite ($13 in 2018)
2020 Thousand Guineas Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Thousand Guineas 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Thousand Guineas Results
The Thousand Guineas results and finishing order are announced on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day when the Schweppes-sponsored event runs at Caulfield Racecourse. As well as the Thousand Guineas winner, successful trifecta and first four you can also see the starting price and margin of all the runners as well as any scratched horses.
Notable recent Thousand Guineas winners include upset 2017 Thousand Guineas winner Aloisia (2017), Global Glamour (2016), Guelph (2013), Atlantic Jewel (2011) and Miss Finland (2006).
Thousand Guineas Winners
||I Am A Star
||Stay With Me
||Extension of Time
||La Bella Dama
||Li Lo Lill
||All Time High